Santa Theresa Quarter.
Beyond the bounds of the center, at the place of shady hills takes place colonial Santa Theresa Quarter, the favorite place of artists and intellectuals. One can spend a night in numerous hotels and hostels that are located in the historical buildings of the area. In the evenings the main square Largo do Guimaraes starts to get crowded with jolly people and merry music. From the center to Santa Theresa Quarter one can get by a small old tram, which starts at the station near PetroBras building. It'll take not less than half a day to visit the Atlantic Forest of the National Tijuca Park. Paths that cross the hilly tropical forest, lead to the waterfalls and places with wonderful views. There one can have a picnic or eat out. Not to get lost, you'd better either follow the main routes or hire a guide, who will tell you everything about plants, animals and especially about the exotic reptiles that live there.
The Maracana Stadium.
The Maracana Stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the world that can seat 120 000 people. Guides would help you to make a visit there as impressive and informative as possible. The natives are devoted fans, you can feel it if go to any football match. The greatest thing there is not the game itself, but a special atmosphere, created by the drummers playing samba. You'd better buy a ticket in advance (you can do it at any Point Of Sale). More than that, there are special excursions, which include a trip from your hotel and suitable seats at stadium.
: guide to Rio de Janeiro with maps, photos and weather conditions
This article about Rio de Janeiro is copyrighted by the our editorial team, & can only be reused with a link to www.orangesmile.com